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How can computer work cause neck pain and headaches?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
Gravity is the biggest culprit at sedentary jobs that require a lot of computer work. Because the arms are rarely elevated, gravity gradually pulls down the shoulder blades, causing tension at the levator scapula muscle (one of the muscles that hold the shoulder in position). This will manifest as neck pain or headaches, and it could produce excessive stresses at the vertebrae themselves, resulting in structural diagnoses such as disk bulges, degenerated disks, and so on.
Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches: Self-Treatment for healing Neck pain and headaches due to Bulging Disks, Degenerative Disks, and other diagnoses.

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Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches: Self-Treatment for healing Neck pain and headaches due to Bulging Disks, Degenerative Disks, and other diagnoses.

There are two major muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the head and neck. Because the shoulder system isn't working well, continual stress is placed on the head and neck creating...

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